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Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography
Mimica, Jadran (Edt)
Berghahn Books / Softcover / 2007-05-01 / 1845454022
Psychoanalysis / Anthropology
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256 pages
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Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding.

About the Editor:

Jadran Mimica lectures in Anthropology at the University of Sydney.

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